About Lexie Cole

As a visual storyteller, my mission is to capture the dignity and determination of people who are up against life’s most basic concerns – in the midst of war, famine, and disease.

With my camera, I can tell the story of many through the eyes of one soul – one story at a time. For over 5 years, I’ve continued to follow a strong inner pull to travel many parts of the developing world. Having lived and worked in some of the most challenging environments on the planet (war zones, deserts and jungles), I’ve become undeterred by environmental and physical risks. In these places, I’ve encountered some of the most courageous people on the planet struggling for a better existence – and often holding onto life with nothing more than a thread of hope.

I recently spent six months in the Central African Republic working for Doctors Without Borders where I witnessed the resilient strength of the human spirit undeterred by war or disease.  Watch a video about my experience here.

Professionally, my client roster includes nonprofits at home and abroad, including MSF (Medecins Sans Frontiers/Doctors Without Borders), CARE International, UCLA Children’s Hospital and Crossroads Halfway House for Women. I hold a bachelor’s in Cultural Anthropology from Hamilton College (with a focus on African Studies) and studied photography at Santa Monica College.

I absolutely love capturing the joy and hope of people from all walks of life.